April 16, 1925 ~ January 30, 2021

Born in: Bristol, Connecticut
Resided in: Hamden, Connecticut

Annabelle Shaw, age 95, passed away January 30, 2021 at Masonicare in Wallingford. Born in Bristol, CT on April 16, 1925, she was a daughter of the late William and Charlotte (Sibley) Shaw. A resident of Hamden most of her life, Annabelle retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield. She was predeceased by her sister Ruth Cohane; her brothers, Richard Shaw and William “Billy” Shaw; and her dear friend Carol Torello. She is survived by her sister-in-law Geraldine Shaw of Bethany; niece Janet Cohane; nephews James (Joanne) Cohane and William (Valerie Goodkin) Cohane, all of North Haven; nieces Deborah (Deepak) Chabra of Granite Bay, CA and Julie (Randy) Ward of Centerville, VA, and several grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.
Friends may attend her Graveside Service on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 12 noon at Hamden Plains Cemetery, 246 Circular Ave., Hamden. Mask and Social Distancing to be observed. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Grace & St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 2927 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT 06518. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, Hamden. To send a condolence to her family please see: www.beecherandbennett.com.

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Graveside Service: February 4, 2021 12:00 pm

Hamden Plains Cemetery
246 Circular Avenue
Hamden, CT 06514


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  1. It was my honor to have visited Annabelle for the past two years at Masonicare as a volunteer.
    We became good friends. I greatly enjoyed taking her out to the rose garden in spring /summer and to chapel service on Sundays. I was privileged to visit with her last Friday. She was ever the fighter , and she was much beloved by the nurses and staff at Masonicare. I will miss her greatly.
    I wish to offer my sincere condolences to the family .

  2. I had the pleasure of taking care of Annabelle when she resided on 3 Central at Masonicare. What a nice person she was. She gave me a bracelet one Christmas which will remind me of her every time I wear it.
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  3. Annabelle was a devoted member of the Grace Church, later Grace and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church family, in Hamden. Ever gracious, always positive, and very, very kind.
    She was among the first to lend a hand whenever needed, and to do so with a smile.
    My sincerest sympathies to her family. May she rest in God’s Peace, rise in Glory, and her memory ever be a blessing.

  4. On behalf of my late father, George Meinsen, I would like to express my sincerest condolences on the passing of Annabelle. She was a dear friend to my father and a dedicated member of Grace & St Peter’s Church in Hamden. Rest in peace, friend.

  5. Annabelle was beautiful inside and out. Always smiling, kind, positive. Never an unkind word to anyone.
    Her service today was absolutely beautiful. A fitting tribute to a lovely lady. May she rest in eternal peace.
    Hollie Schrader

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